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ESSENTIALS Editor’s Note 20 Ask the Expert 24 Calendar 26 Maps 66 Where Next 70 Parting Shot 72 THE GUIDE Entertainment 26 Attractions 30 Shopping 32 Dining 40 Explore 46

JUNE PROMOTION

Four Peaks Mining Co. features an interactive mine that miners of all ages can explore. ©AL COMELLO JULY PROMOTION

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The Children’s Museum of Phoenix provides nonstop fun, designed for children ages 10 and under. ©SANDRA TENUTO PHOTOGRAPHY AUGUST PROMOTION

Tlaquepaque provides over 50 exclusive specialty shops and galleries, including five celebrated restaurants.

One Block: Washington Street Washington Street in Downtown Phoenix has a variety of things to do and places to explore.

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Feeling the heat? Head up to Sedona where the temperatures are a bit cooler and enjoy rock water slides, wineries, hiking, shops and more.

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JUNE-AUGUST

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ur special summertime issue—covering the months of June, July and August—has arrived and we have your guide on everything you need to enjoy your summer days in The Valley of the Sun. The calendar can direct you towards the hot dates and places to be during the season, including live performance art shows, exhibits and even a winter experience in July at the Phoenix Zoo. If you feel like treating yourself, try taking a tour of the Four Peaks Amethyst Mine with the Arizona Amethyst Mine Tour by Sami Fine Jewelry, as guests travel up into the mountainous mines via helicopter. If the Valley heat has you beat, take the trip up to Sedona where the temperatures are a bit cooler and the things to do are boundless. Or skim our guide section for a complete list of businesses and attractions that stretch throughout the entire region. Enjoy!

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EXPERT TIP: Water, Water, Water. Stay Hydrated.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT ARIZONA? A: I love the hues of the

Desert Botanical Garden—what is a visit out West without cactus!

sunrises and sunsets, the palm trees and mountains in the same view, the comforting breeze as it meets the warmth of the sun.

Q: FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT FOR A GUEST LOOKING FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN? A: I love good food and

CONCIERGE, OMNI SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA AT MONTELUCIA

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR SITES OR OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK THINGS TO DO? A: MIM (Musical

Instrument Museum)— It’s a masterpiece!

Q: WHAT ARE SOME GOOD SPOTS TO CAPTURE A GREAT SELFIE? A: Camelback Mountain

has an amazing view, Papago Park’s Hole in the Rock is a great place for views of the sunset and

Q: BEST PLACES TO TAKE KIDS OF ALL AGES? A: OdySea In The Desert’s

entertainment destination is hours of enjoyment that includes OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland and Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs. The Scottsdale Entertainment District is summed up as: “Eat. Shop. Play.”

So much to see and experience—dining, shopping, museums, galleries, entertainment and more. The Red Rocks of Sedona (two hours away) and the Grand Canyon (three and a half hours away). The majestic beauty can’t be captured by photos from a camera or a phone.

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live music, when you add a local vibe to the mix— it’s Marcellino Ristorante.

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Q: WHAT STOPS SHOULD BE ON EVERY VISITOR’S BUCKET LIST WHEN VISITING? A: Old Town Scottsdale.

OdySea In The Desert’s entertainment destination is hours of enjoyment.

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The classic Roald Dahl tale “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” comes to the stage for a live musical of pure imagination at the ASU Gammage, as Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe receive their golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka and his extravagant chocolate factory. Musical performances include songs such as “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.” Check their website for available tickets and show times. www.asugammage.com

“CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY”

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 WHAT’S HAPPENING

THE LINEUP

FROM LEFT: COURTESY PHOENIX ZOO; COURTESY ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

WINTER IN JULY AT PHOENIX ZOO

8 GREAT THINGS THIS SEASON Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers June 3-5 NL West rivals take the diamond for a three game series at Chase Field. www.mlb.com/dbacks

Train, Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone June 12 These three musical acts perform live at the Ak-Chin Pavilion. www.ak-chin pavilion.com Jay Leno June 21 The former Tonight Show host provides the laughs at The Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort. www.talking stickresort.com Winter in July July 13 Bring your little ones to the Phoenix Zoo from 7-11 am for a chance to cool down in the middle of summer and enjoy a full day of icy

fun. Children and adults alike will get to chill out with 50 tons of snow, wet play areas for the kids and cold treats for the zoo animals.www.phoenixzoo.org Real Wild & Woody July 28 This indoor beer festival at the Phoenix Convention Center features more than 75 of the Southwest’s best craft brewers, games and more. www.realwild andwoody.com “The Addams Family” July 12-28 Follow Wednesday’s pursuit to find love— despite her family’s discontent—with this comedic

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“MUMMIES OF THE WORLD”

musical at the Herberger Theater Center. Check their website for show times. www.herbergertheater.org Harlem Globetrotters August 23 This traveling basketball team takes its talents to Glendale. Fans will get an opportunity to interact with the players during the show at Gila River Arena. www.gilariverarena.com “Mummies of the World” Through Sept. 2 Examine 40 real human and animal mummies along with 85 rare artifacts from around the world at the Arizona Science Center. www.azscience.org

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Amethyst Adventures In the eastern part of the Valley sits Fountain Hills, a town known (and named) for its famous fountain, which shoots water 560 feet in the air. Not far from the park surrounding the fountain, among the shops and restaurants, sits Sami Fine Jewelry—whose Arizona Amethyst Mine Tour is considered one of the region’s finest tours. MICHELLE GLICKSMAN

A WORK TABLE OUTSIDE OF THE MINE

“Not only is the Arizona Amethyst rare, but the color is considered world-class.”

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oted one of America’s Top 5 Cool Jewelry Stores by Instore Magazine, the locally owned store offers an array of unique, one-of-a-kind designs as well as the first and only American gemstone jewelry gallery in the world. Their selection of world-renowned Arizona Four Peaks Amethyst gems can be found on an exclusive tour, at the only commercially run amethyst mine in the United States, located high up in the Four Peaks Mountain. Once there, visitors have the unique opportunity to mine their own amethysts. Seeking The Arizona Amethyst The tour is offered a few times a year, which makes the experience feel exclusive.

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THE HELICOPTER LANDING AREA ON THE MOUNTAIN

“Not only is the Arizona Amethyst rare, but the color is considered world-class,” explains Stephenie Bjorkman, president of Sami Fine Jewelry, who says the tours are a way for them to share their passion for the gem. “Dark purple with a bright magenta flash, this royal purple color competes with some of the finest Brazilian amethyst ever known to man. Because the mine is located in a remote and hard to access area, the amount of amethyst that comes out the mine is minimal compared to other areas in the world.” “Sami’s gets first pick of all of the Arizona amethyst that comes off the Four Peaks Mountains,” she continues. “With over 20 years of collecting this American gemstone, Sami Fine Jewelry can easily say that they not only offer the largest JU N E - A U G U S T 2 0 1 9


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The Copper State has a long history of mining for metals and gemstones. Here are a few places in Arizona to learn more about the history and purchase gems. Arizona Museum of Natural History This museum (www.arizona museumofnaturalhistory.org) has a few non-circulating geological collections available by appointment Monday-Friday. The Museum Store has rocks, minerals and fossils available, including amethyst, gold, copper, silver, gems and more. Rock of Ages For a large collection of gems, rocks and mineral specimens at reasonable prices, visit Rock of Ages (www.rockofagesaz.com) retail store to find what you are looking for. THE MINING AREA ENTRANCE

selection of Arizona amethyst, but the rarest sizes and colors.” An Exclusive Trip to the Mine The tour begins at the store, where participants can view the finished products before being driven to a waiting helicopter. A short 12-15 minute flight ends at the entrance to the private mine. The discovery of the mine can be traced back to the 18th century, when Spanish history tells of the discovery of the Four Peaks lode and shipments of the gems to their homeland, where they were incorporated into the crown jewels of five countries. Over the intervening years, the mine saw periods of activity, and changed owners several times. Set high on the mountain in a remote,

rugged area, the location is not easy to get to—in fact, only two miners work on the veins at a time, and they have to hike to the mine, staying there for a week at a time before hiking back out. Today, the mine is owned by Kurt Cavano—who meets visitors at the entrance during these tours, telling his story and answering questions. Visitors can extract the amethysts as the miners do—gently, with just a hand tool, so as not to damage the amethysts. Whatever is mined during this unique and unforgettable experience can be brought home as a keepsake. SAMI FINE JEWELRY, 16704 AVENUE OF THE FOUNTAINS, FOUNTAIN HILLS, 480.837.8168 WWW.SAMIFINEJEWELRY.COM

Gem & Mineral Museum If you’re here to explore the entire state, head south to Tucson to this museum at the University of Arizona (www. uamineralmuseum.com) for an extensive gem collection.

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Those looking for relief from the summer temps in the Valley of the Sun should head to Sedona. Just a short road trip away—approximately two hours from Phoenix—you can spend the day exploring the famous red rocks and soaking up some relief from the heat at this northern destination. MICHELLE GLICKSMAN 2

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TLAQUEPAQUE

This internationally renowned, Sedona landmark, arts and crafts village offers an array of shops, galleries and restaurants, perfect for exploring—as well as plenty of shaded courtyards and nooks. www.tlaq.com

SLIDE ROCK

Cool off in the waters of Oak Creek at Slide Rock State Park, where a popular summer activity includes slipping and sliding down the natural waterslides created by the flow of water over the red sandstone. There are also plenty of other activities to partake in at this state park, such as wildlife watching, hiking trails with breathtaking scenic views, a collection of flora and fauna and much more. www.azstateparks.com/slide-rock

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HIKING

While it’s easy to marvel at the red rock formations from afar, it’s just as easy to grab a pair of sneakers and some water and head up one of the more than 300 miles of trails in the area. There are marked trails everywhere; maps can be found online at www.visitsedona.com or in town at one of the many shops.

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WINERIES

On the outskirts of town are several local wineries that you can tour on your own. Or, head into town and book an excursion with a tour company. Check out Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro (www.javelinaleap winery.com); Page Springs Vineyard & Cellars (www.pagespringscellars.com); and Burning Tree Cellars (www.visitsedona.com).

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For more than 35 years, diners have headed to Mancuso’s Restaurant for intimate, fine dining meals featuring Italian-American dishes made using family recipes. For breakfast and lunch, head to Crazy Jim’s for a selection of Mediterranean food, including salads, gyros, hummus and pita.

Inspire wonder and stop by the store at the Arizona Science Center for unique gadgets, games, clothes and souvenirs focused on science and technology. Located at CityScape, Urban Outfitters offers clothes for men and women, home décor and lifestyle accessories.

More than 125 craft beers and an extensive wine collection—both of which have rotating selections— are the hallmarks of The Whining Pig. At Bar Smith, dance the night away while sipping a drink at this bi-level nightclub, which features house and hip hop artists.

At Arizona Science Center, explore more than 300 hands-on exhibits, as well as live demonstrations, a planetarium and special exhibits. For an evening out, Monarch Theatre offers a variety of entertainment, ranging from live music to dancing and events.

 Arizona Science Store 600 E. Washington St.,

 The Whining Pig

 Arizona Science Center 600 E. Washington St.,

 Mancuso’s Restaurant 201 E. Washington St., 480.556.0770, www.mancusosrestaurant.com  Crazy Jim’s 305 W. Washington St., 602.254.6550, www.crazyjimsaz.com

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602.716.2085, www.azscience.org

201 E. Washington St., 602.795.9910, www.thewhiningpig.com

602.716.2000, www.azscience.org

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 Bar Smith

 Monarch Theatre

11 Washington St., 602.258.0148, www.urbanoutfitters.com

130 E. Washington St., 602.456.1991, www.barsmithphoenix.com

122 E. Washington St., 602.456.1991, www.monarchtheatre.com

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Bars, Lounges, Nightclubs & Pubs

Entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT

BEVVY Take part in off-track betting or cheer for a favorite sports team while sipping a craft cocktail at this gastropub in Scottsdale’s nightclub district. 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, 480.525.9300. www.bevvyaz.com MAYA DAY + NIGHTCLUB At this Las Vegas-vibe nightclub, cabanas, daybeds and multiple bars sit on the periphery of a swimming pool, and renowned DJs perform frequently. 7333 E. Indian Plaza, 480.625.0528. www.mayaclubaz.com

Breweries & Tasting Rooms BLASTED BARLEY BEER COMPANY A long, narrow bar and three patios (one of which is outfitted with an automated beer-pong game) offer ample space to taste Blasted Barley’s very first brew (an orange-chocolate stout) or meander through drafts from Phoenix, Chandler, Tucson, Flagstaff, Williams and beyond state lines. Decadent snack: popcorn with pieces of smoked pork belly, bacon, Parmesan and sage. 404 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480.967.5887. www.blastedbarley.com LDV WINERY The Rhone varietals of southeastern Arizona’s Lawrence Dunham Vineyards (syrah/ petite syrah, grenache, viognier) are poured by the taste or glass, as well as sold by the bottle. 7134 E. Stetson Drive,

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CENTER STAGE BAR Lounge amongst Center Stage Bar’s fountains and fireplaces and sink into live music ranging from edgy folk to soulful vocals during its nightly performances. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, 480.444.1234. scottsdaleregency.e-hyatt.com


480.664.4822. www.ldvwinery.com MCFATE BREWING CO. Scottsdale’s small-batch brewpub pairs snack plates, greens and wood-fired pizzas with house-brewed taps and rotating guest brewery taps. McFate Brewing Co. labels include cream ale, stout and barrel-aged sour golden ale. Serves Su brunch. 7337 E. Shea Blvd., 480.994.1275; 1312 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.656.9100. www.mcfatebrewing.com

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PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS Winemaker Eric Glomski pulls from vineyards in both the Verde Valley and the southeastern corner of Arizona to produce Rhone-style reds and select whites. The tasting room serves flights of five wines— guests’ choice—and hosts live music Tu-Th. Tours offered F-Su. 1500 N. Page Springs Road, Cornville, 928.639.3004. www.pagespringscellars.com

Casinos CASINO ARIZONA Slots, blackjack, keno and live entertainment. Open 24 hours. East of Scottsdale in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa community. 524 N. 92nd St., 480.850.7777. www.casinoarizona.com DESERT DIAMOND WEST VALLEY Desert Diamond’s West Valley casino is located in Glendale, and features 40,000 square feet of space, with more than 1,000 games. 9431 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, 623.877.7777. www.ddcaz.com FORT MCDOWELL CASINO Slots, keno, bingo, blackjack and card room. Open 24 hours. East of Fountain Hills in the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. 10424 N. Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, 800.843.3678. www.fortmcdowellcasino.com

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S

TALKING STICK RESORT CASINO Slots, poker, blackjack, Let It Ride, Casino War, keno. Showroom featuring tribute productions and ballroom

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hosting touring concerts. Open 24 hours. East of Scottsdale in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa community. Loop 101 & Indian Bend Road, 480.850.7777. www.talkingstickresort.com WILD HORSE PASS CASINO Slots, poker and table games. Regular live music in the lounge and touring concerts in the showroom. Open 24 hours. Adjacent to Chandler in the Gila River Indian Community. 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., 800.946.4452. www.wingilariver.com

Comedy Clubs

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RICK BRONSON’S HOUSE OF COMEDY Owner Rick Bronson, comedian and former host on the Travel Channel, injects comedy into the High Street neighborhood. 5350 E. High St., 480.420.3553. www.houseofcomedy.net STAND UP LIVE Local and regional comics perform every weekend at this 600seat theater. 50 W. Jefferson St., 480.719.6100. www.standuplive.com

Visit the Hall of Flame Fire Museum—the Nation’s largest. Over 30,000 square feet of climate controlled galleries. Over a hundred restored classic pieces of fire apparatus on display.

TEMPE IMPROV Touring comedians in a theater with a balcony and the option of bottle service. 930 E. University Drive, Tempe, 480.921.9877. www.tempeimprov.com

Film FILMBAR A “microcinema” setting of about 70 seats for foreign, art house, cult, independent and classic films. Beer, wine and espresso drinks available. 815 N. Second St., 602.595.9187. www.thefilmbarphx.com ROADHOUSE CINEMAS This locally owned cinema (there is one other location in Tucson) features individual recliners and intimate theaters. The dine-in menu was created by an award-winning chef, and the bar menu includes fine wines and Arizona craft beers. The Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9090 E. Indian Bend Road,

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480.750.7295. www.roadhousecinemas.com STUDIO MOVIE GRILL Current-release movies, dine-in privileges and cocktail-delivery service. Sonora Village, 15515 N. Hayden Road. www.studiomoviegrill.com

Sports ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (MLB) Stadium tours (75 minutes, wheelchair accessible) examine such features as the retractable roof and the swimming pool beyond right field. Chase Field, Fourth St. & Jefferson. Games: 602.514.8400. Tours: 602.462.6799. www.dbacks.com

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CLIMBMAX CLIMBING GYM Large indoor rock-climbing center with lead-climbing ropes, top ropes and bouldering walls. 1330 W. Auto Drive, Tempe, 480.626.7755. www. climbmaxclimbinggym.com

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GLOW PUTT An indoor, glow-in-the-dark, 18-hole miniature golf course. The golf balls themselves also glow and can be recharged at one of the custom-made chargers located throughout the course. The jungle-safari themed course is illuminated with special UV lighting. 9160 E. Shea Blvd.,480.451.4569. www.glowputtaz.com LUCKY STRIKE This 21st-century bowling center offers a free game (based on availability) with lunch before 3 pm, M-F, a 21-andup policy after 9 pm, and a four-lane private suite geared toward groups. CityScape, 50 W. Jefferson St., 602.732.5490. www.bowlluckystrike.com OCTANE RACEWAY Kart racing on 1/3-mile track that’s part-indoors, part outdoors. All gear provided. Pavilions at Talking Stick, 9119 E. Talking Stick Way, 602.302.7223. www.octaneraceway.com STRATUM LASERTAG A 13,000-square-foot lasertag facility with 15 levels of

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play. 1455 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, 480.351.6141. www.stratumhq.com WICKENBURG RANCH GOLF & SOCIAL CLUB A 27-hole championship golf course, nine-hole par 3 challenge course, social club and multiple restaurants. 3312 Maverick Drive, Wickenburg, 928.668.5535. www.wickenburgranch.com

Venues AK-CHIN PAVILION The largest outdoor music venue in the Valley, with a capacity of 20,000. 2121 N. 83rd Ave., 602.254.7200. www.livenation.com

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COMERICA THEATRE Fully enclosed large theater hosting concerts, comedy and some Broadway shows. 400 W. Washington St., 602.379.2800. www.comericatheatre.com

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GILA RIVER ARENA Home to the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes and national touring acts. 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623.772.3800. www.gilariverarena.com MARQUEE THEATRE Medium-sized, no-seat theater with an affinity for up-andcoming rock bands. 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480.829.0607. www.luckymanonline.com MESA ARTS CENTER Four theaters make up the performing arts portion of this seven-acre campus. One E. Main St., Mesa, 480.644.6500. www.mesaartscenter.com THE PRESSROOM Venue in a former printing press in the warehouse district. 441 W. Madison St., 602.396.7136. www.thepressroomaz.com SYMPHONY HALL The opulent home of the Phoenix Symphony. 75 N. Second St., 602.495.1117. www.phoenixsymphony.org

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ATTRACTIONS Architecture & Homes COSANTI The foundry and studio of Italian architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013). Cosanti remains a working windbell foundry, gallery and shop, offering educational workshops. 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Paradise Valley, 480.948.6145. www.cosanti.com FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s (1867-1959) personal residence for almost 20 years. Set on 600 acres in the foothills of northeast Scottsdale, with guided tours of the buildings and the surrounding desert. An on-site gift shop sells an array of Wright-inspired merchandise. 12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480.860.2700. www.franklloydwright.org

Art Museums HEARD MUSEUM This respected institution began in 1929 with a private collection of American Indian art, and continues to grow. Curated, themed, static and interactive exhibits feature icons, implements, lore, lifestyles and artistic expression from primitive through contemporary. 2301 N. Central Ave., 602.252.8840. heard.org PHOENIX ART MUSEUM The largest visual arts museum in the Southwest contains a vast collection of art ranging from 19th-century European works to 21st-century contemporary masterpieces. The permanent collection of almost 17,000 works is arranged in 12 collections. Closed M. 1625 N. Central Ave., 602.257.1880. www.phxart.org

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SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMOCA) Modern art, architecture and design works are showcased in a building redesigned by Arizona-based architect Will Bruder. Free Th and the second Sa of the month; closed M. 7374 E. 2nd St., 480.874.4666. www.smoca.org

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City Sights DOWNTOWN SCOTTSDALE/ OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE The Downtown Scottsdale/Old Town Scottsdale area is a walkable mecca of souvenir shops, gift shops, clothing stores, art galleries, restaurants, museums, nightclubs and bars. Downtown Scottsdale/Old Town Scottsdale. www.down townscottsdale.com

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RAWHIDE WILD WEST TOWN Mock 1880s Western town with period shops, galleries, entertainment, gold panning, horseback riding, steak dinners and activities for kids. 5700 W. North Loop Road, Chandler, 480.502.5600. www.rawhide.com

Farms & Gardens DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN The Garden’s 145 acres showcase the Sonoran Desert and more than 20,000 plants representing 4,000 species. Papago Park, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, 480.941.1225. www.dbg.org JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN A stroll around the koi pond in this three-acre park in downtown Phoenix could help one achieve zen. The manicured grounds include a tea house, and were a gift from Phoenix’s Japanese sister city, Himeji. Check its website for ticketed public tea ceremony dates; self-guided tours with recycled map during all open hours. Closed M. 1125 N. 3rd Ave., 602.274.8700. www.japanese friendshipgarden.org

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ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER Hands-on exhibits illustrating scientific principles; awesome weather theater and planetarium. Heritage & Science Park, 600 E. Washington St., 602.716.2000. www.azscience.org

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CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PHOENIX A zany steel climbing apparatus is the first attraction beyond admission, and yields views of a lot of other cool stuff (like a foam noodle forest) on upper floors. Tactile, noisy and imaginative activities abound. 215 N. 7th St., 602.253.0501. www. childrensmuseumofphoenix.org

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HALL OF FLAME FIRE MUSEUM Nearly 100 restored fire-fighting vehicles and apparatuses, plus a sizable collection of badges, helmets, patches and other equipment in large galleries. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes contains archives, citations, photographs and a 9/11 World Trade Center tribute. Open daily, with guided tours and special programs. 6101 E. Van Buren St., 602.275.3473. www.hallofflame.org

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I.D.E.A. MUSEUM Multimedia projects and exhibits engage children and get them thinking about their families, friends, interests and futures. Reinvented from the former Arizona Museum for Youth, with a new name that stands for imagination, design, experience and art. Closed M. 150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa, 480.644.2468. www.ideamuseum.org MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (MIM) A repository of music-making devices from around the globe. Inside a handsome bi-level building, antique and futuristic instruments from countries familiar and foreign are presented country-by-country in detailed vignettes wired for sound. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., 480.478.6000. www.mim.org

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PIMA AIR & SPACE MUSEUM One of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world, featuring over 300 historical aircrafts and more than 125,000 artifacts, including a moon rock. The exclusive tour of the U.S. government and military’s aircraft storage facility “Aircraft Boneyard” on the adjacent Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is offered here. 6000 E. Valencia Road, Tucson, 520.574.0462. www.pimaair.org

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WESTERN SPIRIT: SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST This Smithsonian Affiliate museum and 2017 “Best Western Museum” in the nation (True West magazine) features regularly changing exhibits of Western art, Old West artifacts and historic Native American objects, on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions. 3830 N. Marshall Way, 480.686.9539. www.scottsdalemuseumwest. org

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Theme & Water Parks BIG SURF A 28-acre park with features ranging from an enclosed pipe slide to a toddler wading pool. The two-million gallon reservoir, Waikiki Beach, was built here in 1969. 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, 480.994.2297. www.bigsurffun.com POLAR PLAY ICE BAR This indoor attraction at OdySea in the Desert’s entertainment complex offers the state’s first ice bar and polar experience. Open to those ages 2+. Beverages from the Ice Bar are available to those 21+. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480.291.6578. www.polarplay.com

Find hundreds of needlepoint designs, innovative classes and all the supplies you need for your artistic endeavors.

SUNSPLASH The Sidewinder is a steep half-pipe water slide, and the Tadpole Pool is just for toddlers and their parents. Between the two extremes lie a 450,000gallon wave pool, a lazy river, and an aquatic playground, plus laser tag and a video arcade. 155 W. Hampton Ave.,

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Zoos & Aquariums BUTTERFLY WONDERLAND Largest butterfly pavilion in North America. Features things-with-wings gallery within a tropical rainforest setting, a 3-D theater and a reptile room. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480.800.3000. www.butterflywonderland.com

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ODYSEA AQUARIUM The largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. It combines themepark-style amusement with engaging presentations and includes a 3D theater, SeaTREK™ underwater ocean-walking and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the “Living Sea.” View fish, otters, penguins, stingrays, sharks and more—in total, over 30,000 animals and 500 species. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, 480.291.8000. www.odyseaaquarium.com

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OUT OF AFRICA Natural, spacious habitats roamed by giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, lions, tigers, hyenas and more are visited and observed up-close with a guide; shows such as Tiger Splash and Predator Feed provide further insight. From Phoenix: approximately 75 minutes; I-17 north, exit 287 (Highway 260), Camp Verde, 928.567.2840. www.outofafricapark.com

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PHOENIX ZOO Home to some 1,300 animals, including 200 endangered or threatened birds, mammals and reptiles. Visitor options include a Safari Train with commentary, carousel of endangered species, and a Discovery Farm tailored to ages 18 months to 5 years. Papago Park, 455 N. Galvin Parkway, 602.273.1341. www.phoenix zoo.org WILDLIFE WORLD ZOO, AQUARIUM & SAFARI PARK Explore a 95-acre Wildlife Park with Arizona’s largest collection of exotic animals. Find over 600 species on exhibit with

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80 aquarium exhibits, Dragon World reptiles, the Safari Park, a petting zoo and 10 rides, including a family coaster, zip line, train and tram rides, sky ride and a carousel. 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, 623.935.9453. www.wildlifeworld.com

Galleries & Antiques AMERICAN FINE ART, INC. Find a variety of media, subject matter, palettes and price ranges at this 12,000-squarefoot gallery. 3908 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.990.1200. www. americanfineartgallery.com ANTIQUE PLAZA Art and curious collectibles from the 19th to mid-20th century. 114 & 120 W. Main St., Mesa, 480.833.4844. www.antiqueplazamesa.com

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GEBERT CONTEMPORARY Contemporary works in a split-level space conducive to spirited receptions with artwork such as abstract paintings and sculptures. 7160 E. Main St., 480.429.0711. www.gebertartaz.com PEJMAN GALLERY Investment-quality oil paintings and archival framing. 7130 E. Main St., 480.970.1505. www.pejmangallery.com RARE EARTH GALLERY Artwork made from natural rocks and gemstones, fossils, hand blown glass wall art, custom inlay work and jewelry. 38201 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, 480.575.4360. www.rareearthgallerycc.com ROCK STAR GALLERY Music memorabilia, signed rock and roll collectibles and celebrity fine art. Kierland Commons, 15211 N. Kierland Blvd., 480.275.4501. www.rockstargallery.net VISION GALLERY Nonprofit community gallery featuring contemporary work by 300+ artists. Chandler City Hall, 10 E. Chicago St., Chandler, 80.782.2695. www.visiongallery.org

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SHOPPING Accessories AMERICAN LEATHER COMPANY Custom-built belts using exotic leathers and ornamental hardware. 7236 E. First Ave., 480.421.2166. www.americanleatheraz.com

Apparel A COOL BREEZE Handcrafted designer women’s apparel, handbags, jewelry, furniture and tableware. 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.663.3182.

DIVA Elegant clothing for women in sizes in sizes 12-24, including swimwear and formal wear, plus handbags and jewelry. The SHOPS at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.948.8777. www.divawomenswear.com KISS ME KATE Women’s fashion boutique offering a variety of labels for all occasions. Jewelry, handbags and belts too, and many one-ofa-kind items. 5039 N. 44th St., 602.840.6173. www.kissmekateaz.com MAE & MARIE Sweet and savvy fashions for moms and daughters. 3170 E. Camelback Road, 602.957.2917. RITZY RAGS & SHOES Colorful clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories with a dash of glitz; designer clothing lines such as Alberto Makali, French Dressing and Insight New York. The SHOPS at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale

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BAGS & RAGS Located in the heart of Carefree’s shopping district offering stylish and comfortable clothing for women of all ages, as well as a large selection of handbags. Complement your outfit with jewelry by a local artist. 16 Easy St., Carefree, 480.575.3114. www.bagsandragsaz.com


Road, 480.596.0533. www.ritzyragsandshoes.com

Art Supplies QUAIL RUN NEEDLEWORK Premier needlework shop known for its creative designs and extensive supplies, plus classes and trunk shows. 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, 480.551.1423. www.quailrunneedlework.com

Bargains/Resale/ Outlets ARIZONA MILLS Value-focused indoor shopping center with outlets. 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe 480.491.9700. www.arizonamills.com

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HIGH SOCIETY RESALE BOUTIQUE Gently used women’s apparel, shoes, jewelry and handbags, including designer brands. 10805 N. 71st Way,

480.951.2506. www.highsocietyresale.com OVER THE TOP CONSIGNMENT SHOPPE Collectible designer jewelry and home decor on the secondary market; inventory has been known to include David Yurman and Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Lladró and Limoges porcelain, and Baccarat and Swarovski crystal. 7072 E. 5th Ave., 480.947.2782. www.over thetopconsignment.com THE RESELLERS CLOSET A luxury resale co-op, offering high-end handbags and shoes. 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Ste. 7, 602.980.7447. www.theresellerscloset.com TO BE CONTINUED Women’s clothing and accessories from luxury makers (Chanel, Fendi, Louboutin, et. al.) in such discounted strata as new-with-tags, pre-owned and vintage. Hilton Village, 6137 N.

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Beauty & Body Products ARIZONA WIG BOUTIQUE Offering a selection of wigs, extensions and hairpieces. 7074 E. Fifth Ave., 480.429.3778. www.arizonawigco.com DAME OF THE WEST TATTOO Classic tattoo parlor in Downtown Scottsdale, offering original custom tattoo designs. Walk-ins welcome. 7151 E. Sixth Ave., 480.534.5843. www.dameofthewesttattoo. com

Furnishings BUFFALO COLLECTION Handcrafted buffalo-leather furniture with such distinctions as braided piping, contrasting appliqué and a variety of woods sourced in the

American West. 7044 E. Fifth Ave., 480.946.3903. www.buffalocollection.com SOUND ART Sound Art combines art and sound by concealing its speakers behind any type of art. Powered by its Onsia speakers, choose from their art or create your own personalized pieces. 7240 E. Main St., 480.534.4362. www.soundartusa.com TWO PLATES FULL Whimsical handmade furniture, eclectic kitchen/bar accessories and great hostess gifts. Representing more than 100 artists, including handillustrated Sticks furniture and object art in birch, poplar and driftwood. 10337 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.443.3241. www.twoplatesfull.com

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GILBERT ORTEGA American Indian art, jewelry, baskets, pottery, home furnishings, rugs, kachinas and collectibles. 3925 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.990.1808. KACTUS JOCK This is Arizona souvenir central, with straightforward and funny T-shirts, moccasins, and other keepsakes, plus savory and spicy-sweet salsas and hot sauces. 7229 E. Main St., 480.945.6691. www.kactusjock.com PENCHETTA PEN & KNIFE A large selection of fine pens, knives and instruments for wet shaving. Scottsdale Promenade, 16211 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.575.0729. www.penchetta.com

Jewelry ELITE JEWELRY AND LOAN Large selection of fine jewelry at wholesale prices, as well as custom jewelry creation services, in a unique location where customers can also buy, sell, loan or trade items of value. 805 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, 480.699.6639. www.elitejewelryandloan.com THE ESTATE WATCH & JEWELRY COMPANY Appraiser and reseller of preowned jewelry, timepieces and loose diamonds. 7121 E. Fifth Ave., Ste. 23, 480.946.9940. www.watchlink.com ETANIA JEWELRY & BOUTIQUE Finely crafted, one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gemstone jewelry created by owner Lisa Baker, along with hand-selected

pieces from other fine quality artists, all offered in a store nestled in Las Tiendas shopping center in Cave Creek. Unique women’s clothing, handmade handbags and gifts, too. 6140 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 602.429.0505. www.etaniagems.com FOUR PEAKS MINING CO. Located in the OdySea in the Desert entertainment complex, Four Peaks Mining Co. showcases a collection of mineral specimens, loose gemstones and gorgeous jewelry. Walk through its replicated mine shaft for a truly unique experience, as its variety of minerals are on display in a mine setting. 9500 E. Via De Ventura Blvd., Ste. D-110, 480.434.6074. www.fourpeaksminingco.com LILLY BARRACK Custom, handmade jewelry by designer Lilly Barrack, forged from distinctive, heavy guage .925 American Sterling Silver with solid gold accents. All stones are also hand-chosen.

Market Street at DC Ranch, 20875 N. Pima Road, 480.935.2835. www.lillybarrack.com LONDON GOLD FINE JEWELERS Direct diamond importers and jewelry designers. 10441 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.367.1717; 7311 W. Bell Road, Peoria, 623.979.4445; 3100 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480.705.4191. www.londongold.com NIGHTRIDER JEWELRY Handmade biker rings, pendants, buckles and other jewelry. Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, 480.719.7219. www.nightriderjewelry.com SAMI FINE JEWELRY & UNIQUE GIFTS A mother-daughter enterprise specializing in custom and redesigned jewelry, including amethysts mined high in the Four Peaks visible from the store. 16704 E. Ave. of the Fountains, Ste. 100, Fountain

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URBANA A home and gift store offering unique home goods, decor, party supplies, barware and more.

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Shoes & Boots MEPHISTO SCOTTSDALE Famously comfortable walking shoes for men and women. Village at Shea, 7342 E. Shea Blvd., 480.443.1689. www.mephistoscottsdale.com

Shopping Centers BILTMORE FASHION PARK Outdoor shopping center of luxury boutiques, anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, and restaurants ranging from fast to fine French. 2502 E. Camelback Road, 602.955.8400, www.shopbiltmore.com

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CHANDLER FASHION CENTER More than 185 shops and restaurants with an outdoor village and bi-level enclosed area. 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480.812.8488.

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www.shopchandlerfashion center.com CITYSCAPE PHOENIX Shops, original-concept restaurants, a bowling center and a comedy club in a high-rise development in downtown Phoenix. 1 E. Washington St., 602.772.3900. www.cityscapephoenix.com KIERLAND COMMONS An intentional village with elite boutiques and bistros on the Main Street level and residential lofts upstairs. 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., 480.348.1577. www.kierlandcommons.com SCOTTSDALE FASHION SQUARE Largest indoor shopping center in the Southwest, anchored by Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. A Tesla car showroom, Microsoft store, multiple restaurants and a Harkins Theatre too. 7014 E. Camelback Road, 480.941.2140. www.fashionsquare.com

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SCOTTSDALE QUARTER Open-air center of Arizona exclusives (west elm, Kendra Scott), an iPic movie theater, and a blend of casual and upscale restaurants. NE Corner of Scottsdale Road and Greenway Parkway, 480.270.8123. www.scottsdalequarter.com THE SHOPS AT GAINEY VILLAGE Outdoor-access boutiques in a linear arrangement. 8777 to 8989 N. Scottsdale Road. www. theshopsgaineyvillage.com THE SHOPS AT HILTON VILLAGE Linear center of boutiques and cafes. 6015 to 6155 N. Scottsdale Road. www.hiltonvillage.com WESTGATE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT Crowd-receptive arrangement of restaurants, bars, fast-food cafes and brand-name stores. 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale. www.westgateaz.com

Spas & Salons PRIMP & BLOW This salon offers hair blowouts, airbrush tanning, makeup application, lash extensions, facials, waxing and more. 20567 N. Hayden Road, Ste. 110, 480.419.1000; Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 185, 480.423.7777. www.primpandblow.com REJUVENA HEALTH & AESTHETICS A wellness practice featuring naturopathic doctors, a nutritionist and an aesthetician. 7514 E. Camelback Road, 480.551.9000. www.werejuvenate.com SPA AT THE BOULDERS Luxurious wraps and therapies, fitness center, movement studio, outdoor meditation labyrinth, and nutrition-focused cafe. The Boulders, 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, 480.595.3500. www.theboulders.com

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QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL This 30-acre olive grove in the Gila River floodplain south of Phoenix produces extra-virgin and specialty olive oils favored by many resort kitchens and retailed by specialty grocers. 45 minute, limited-capacity tours for a nominal charge; first come, first served. On-site shop. Store also at Kierland Commons. 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek, 480.888.9290. www.queencreekolivemill.com

BIG BRONCO Find a wide selection of distinctive, artisan, one-of-a-kind Western and rustic furniture and home accessories, many made from recycled wood. An on-site general store showcases everything from a Kids Korral to Western jewelry. 6602 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, (Furniture Barn) 480.575.1357; (General Store) 480.575.7025. www.bigbroncocavecreek.com

SPHINX DATE CO. PALM & PANTRY Independent market of Arizona-harvested dates and nuts, Arizona-made wines and beers, and Arizona-blended salsas, sauces and oils. 3039 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.941.2261. www.sphinxdateranch.com

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microbrews can accompany. 3890 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale, 623.580.4300; 2333 N. Seventh St., 602.229.1289; Hilton Village, 6149 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.556.9900. www.humblepieusa.com

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HOP SOCIAL TAVERN —American. This family-owned restaurant offers a scratch-made Americana menu and 52 brews on tap (many local), as well as a full bar and wine list. Dig into options such as brick oven pizzas, unique burger creations, house-made pot pie, spicy mac and cheese and cabernet tenderloin tips. 3405 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480.485.HOPS. www.hopsocialtavern.com

HAUS MURPHY’S— German. Fill up on brews, brats, schnitzel and other Bavarian delights in the proper dining room or occasionally boisterous beer garden. The Haus Oompah band plays live music on Fridays and Saturdays. 5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, 623.939.2480. www.hausmurphys.com HUMBLE PIE—Pizza. Woodfired pies and chopped salads get their kick from such robust ingredients as Schreiner’s sausage, wild mushrooms and house-made mozzarella. Signature cocktails, wine and

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MARK’S CAFE —American. A quaint family-run restaurant serving American breakfasts, sandwiches and lunch dishes. 6340 S. Rural Road, Tempe,

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HEART & SOUL CAFE AND SALOON —American. Complex and comforting flavors (and large portions). Featured on the Food Network for its 13-layer, 35pound breakfast biscuit. 4705 E. Carefree Highway, Cave Creek, 480.595.7300. www.heartandsoulcafeaz.com

UPPER CRUST PIZZA PATIO & WINE BAR —Pizza, Wine Bar. Pizza, wings and salads, plus more than 90 specialty bottles of wine. Patio, lounge and bar areas are 21plus only. 20235 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, 602.923.2389. www.uppercrustwinebar.com

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480.839.6455. www.markscafeaz.com REPUBLICA EMPANDA— LATIN. Six-bite turnovers stuffed with expert combinations of chicken, pork, ham, cheese, beans, vegetables and the occasional fruit, then fried to a bubbly crisp. 204 E. 1st Ave., Mesa, 480.969.1343. www.republicaempanada.com

Phoenix: Beyond Downtown BLUEWATER GRILL —Seafood. Bluewater Grill is an oasis of fresh seafood, sustainably sourced and deliciously prepared. The space is equipped with an oyster and sushi bar, a full bar, happy hour, and a fresh fish market. Looking for a space for your event? It has private rooms and custom menus to fit your taste and budget. 1720 E. Camelback Road, 602.277.3474. www.bluewatergrill.com

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LUCI’S AT THE ORCHARD —American. A gourmet market and cafe located in a historic Phoenix ranch home. The menu offers options such as salads, sandwiches, all-day breakfast and homemade gelato. 7100 N. 12th St., 602.633.2442. www. lucisorchard.com THE PARLOR PIZZERIA —Pizza. Fashionable urban address for pizza, pasta and comfort-food nibbles in trendy small-plate sizes. As a nod to the building’s former use as a hair salon, seats along the exhibition-kitchen bar are barber chairs. 1916 E. Camelback Road, 602.248.2480. www.theparlor.us THE STOCKYARDS —Steak. The area’s cattle-ranching history is celebrated here: tastefully, in murals and old black-and-white photos, and tastily, in classic steaks with updated treatments such as whiskey-peppercorn sauce and sides such as cowboy beans with chorizo and roasted corn. Look up to pressed-tin ceilings, down to polished-wood floors, and ahead to the swinging doors that lead to the saloon. 5009 E. Washington St.,

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Phoenix: Downtown THE BREADFRUIT & RUM BAR—Jamaican. Seafood and meat with curry and jerk seasonings, Red Stripe beer, and a steep selection of rums in close indoor quarters and on two patios. Dinner only. 108 E. Pierce St., 602.267.1266. www.thebreadfruit.com HULA’S MODERN TIKI— Polynesian. Fish and fruit, sauces and slaws, and Asian, Jamaican and Cajun seasonings are blended into summer-inspired lunches and suppers. Ahi Eggs Benedict and Hula’s Hangover Hash are among highlights at brunch Sa-Su. 4700 N. Central Ave., 602.265.8454. www.hulasmoderntiki.com

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MOIRA SUSHI BAR & KITCHEN—Sushi. Traditional and innovative sushi. 215 E. McKinley, Ste. 102, 602.254.5085. www.moirasushi.com

Phoenix: North BARRIO QUEEN—Mexican. Serving authentic Southern Mexican fare, often made from family recipes, in a fun atmosphere. The restaurant is known for its unique drinks and extensive tequila and mezcal menus. Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., 480.466.7445; 7114 E. Stetson Drive, 480.656.4197; Heritage Marketplace, 388 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480.634.5025. www.barrioqueen.com HIGH & RYE—Southern. This Southern kitchen and bar serves up specialties such as grits, biscuits and gravy, Southern collard greens and fried green tomatoes. 5310 E. High St., 480.634.4143. www.highandryeaz.com

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Scottsdale: Beyond Downtown J&G STEAKHOUSE —Steak. Begin with the raw bar or heirloom tomato salad, segue to tuna tartare or black truffle cheese fritters, then select a juicy cut of beef, chicken or fish at this global steakhouse. An extensive wine list, cocktails, spirits and beer are available to complement your meal . 6000 E. Camelback Road, 480.214.8000. www.jgsteak housescottsdale.com MOWRY & COTTON —American. Seasonally inspired dishes ranging from flatbreads and fish to meat. You might catch options such as Salt Spring Mussels, Lam Tacos and Apple Camembert Flatbread. 6000 E. Camelback Road, 480.423.2530. www.thephoenician.com

Scottsdale: Downtown BOURBON & BONES CHOPHOUSE AND BAR —Steak. Aged steaks, fresh seafood, classic entrées and more than 250 bourbons, whiskeys and scotches offered in an contemporary setting in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. 4200 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.629.4922. www.bourbonandbonesaz.com CASA AMIGOS—Mexican This Mexican restaurant and lounge was designed by Alison Victoria (famed decorator and star of HGTV’s “Kitchen Crashers”). It serves meals such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos and build-your-own guacamole. Head upstairs to enjoy the Skylands bowling club. 7320 Indian Plaza, 480.361.3440. www.casaamigosaz.com DORIAN—New American. Savor a dish comprised of seasonal ingredients, such as house charcuterie, gourmet burgers, pasta, seafood or steak, as you take in Dorian’s Old World Victorian feel. Don’t overlook its wine list. 7419 E. Indian Plaza,

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MARCELLINO RISTORANTE—Italian. The husband-wife duo Marcellino and Sima Verzino embarked on this passion project together, picking up such accolades as New York Times’ “Award of Excellence” and Arizona Republic’s “5 Stars Award” along the way. You can tell that chef Marcellino pours his heart into his food, resulting in one of the best Italian meals you’ll find in Arizona. Live music Th and Sa nights. 7114 E. Stetson Drive, 480.990.9500. www.marcellinoristorante.com

OREGANO’S PIZZA BISTRO—Pizza. Pizzas are available on thin crust or stuffed-style, traditionally topped or uncommonly accessorized. If everyone else wants pizza but you’re feeling something else, they also have sandwiches, salads, wings, pasta and desserts. 3102 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.970.1860; 523 W. University Drive, Tempe, 480.858.0501; 328 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480.882.9336; 4602 E. Cactus Road, 602.482.0054. www.oreganos.com THE SALT CELLAR RESTAURANT—Seafood. A shot of rare-batch tequila with a goblet of giant shrimp is one way to get things started. Follow by feasting on various fish or crustaceans—sautéed, blackened, broiled, stuffed, fried or baked—or just loiter in the lounge until happy hour

kicks in and staffers from other restaurants trickle in (an industry testimonial!). Underground dining room hosted by a convivial husband-wife team. 550 N. Hayden Road, 480.947.1963. www.saltcellarrestaurant.com THE SUGAR BOWL— Frozen Treats. A sweet pink-and-white Scottsdale institution since 1958, with Tin Roof and Dusty Road sundaes and swirled-to-order shakes and malts. The cartoons posted near the door were sketched by late “Family Circus” creator Bil Keane, who lived in nearby Paradise Valley. 4005 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.946.0051. www.sugarbowlscottsdale. com SUSHI ROKU—Japanese/ Sushi. Handsome atmosphere and seriously sexy sushi, this spot has baked/steamed seafood, grilled steaks and skewers, and braised pork, too. 7277 E. Camelback Road,

480.970.2121. www.sushiroku.com

Scottsdale: North LUSH BURGER—Burgers. Tucked away in the DC Ranch Community shopping area, the family-friendly Lush Burger offers burgers, salads, and hand-crafted milkshakes. Happy Hour drink specials M-F, 3 pm-9 pm and all day Sa-Su. 18251 N. Pima Road, 480.686.8908. www.lushburgeraz.com PERSIAN ROOM—Persian. Bi-level fine dining restaurant with a full bar and a menu of grilled meat-and-veggie skewers and other Persian favorites. Vegetarian dishes too. 17040 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.614.1414. www.persianroom.com

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OLD TOWN TORTILLA FACTORY— Southwestern. Trees with lights and a fountain with fire set up the patio as a relaxing place to dine on a progression of dip, tortilla soup, soft tacos and Southwestern-spiced surf & turf. Hundreds of tortillas are made one-by-one on a grill inside the 75-year-old adobe ha-

cienda every night. Dinner only. 6910 E. Main St., 480.945.4567. www.oldtowntortillafactory. com

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EXPLORE Destinations CAREFREE Spend the day hiking, on the golf course, shopping or perusing rare plants at the Carefree Desert Gardens in downtown, there’s plenty to do in Carefree. Don’t miss its farmers’ market, held every Friday morning under the Sundial. 8 Sundial Circle, Carefree, 480.488.3686. www.carefree.org

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GLENDALE This West Valley city has stealthily prepared for the future even as it mines the past. The quaint downtown area is lined with antiques and folk art. There’s also Gila River Arena, home rink for the NHL Arizona Coyotes, and State Farm Stadium, home field for the NFL Arizona Cardinals. Visitor Center: 9494 W. Maryland Ave., 3rd Floor, Glendale, 877.800.2601. www.visitglendale.com SALT RIVER PIMAMARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY Casino Arizona, Pangaea: Land of the Dinosaurs, Huhugam Ki Museum and Talking Stick Golf Club are just some of the activities at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, home of two distinct tribes. Plenty of dining establishments and places to stay are available as well. www.discoversaltriver.com

Hiking Trails BARTLETT LAKE MARINA Just an hour from Scottsdale in the heart of the Tonto National Forest is Barlett Lake, a lake with a boatable surface area of 2,815 acres. The Barlett Lake Marina rents boats, party yachts, jet skis, kayaks and SUP boards, and the Barlett Lake Grill serves up burgers, sandwiches and salads. 20808 E. Bartlett Dam Road, Carefree, 602.316.3378. www.bartlettlake.com PIESTEWA PEAK The challenging 1.2-mile trail to the 2,608-foot summit is probably the most popular hike

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK Car, horse, biking and hiking trailheads from Central Avenue south of Dobbins Road; non-motorized trailheads from 48th Street south of Baseline Road. www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/ locations/south-mountain

Real Estate RUSS LYON SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Home buying and selling in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Carefree, Cave Creek and the greater Phoenix area, with an emphasis on large luxury homes and estates. 480.266.0240. www. privateclientgroupagents.com

ARIZONA STATE PARKS Twenty-eight official state parks of individual personalities and pleasures. Favorites include Tonto Natural Bridge’s nature-carved geology (Payson), Slide Rock’s natural waterslide (between Sedona & Flagstaff), Boyce Thompson Arboretum’s thorns and greenery (east of Phoenix in Superior), and Kartchner Caverns’ wet caves (southeast of Tucson).

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK Carved by the Colorado River over a span of several million years, the Grand Canyon holds much of the geologic history of the United States within the layers of its rock walls. A World Heritage site representing important examples of America’s natural and cultural history. From Phoenix to South Rim: I-17 north to Flagstaff, then I-40 west and Highway 64 north, approximately four hours. General/ weather info: 928.638.7888; coach/raft tour reservations: 888.297.2757. www.nps.gov/ grca

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in the city. Families inch their way up, outdistanced by fitness buffs who try to make the round trip in less than an hour. Summit trailhead, Lincoln Drive, east of Highway 51, then north into the park. www.phoenix.gov/parks/ trails/locations/piestewa-peak


TLAQUEPAQUE ARTS & CRAFTS VILLAGE Mexican village-style center of art galleries, nature-inspired boutiques and both patio and fine dining. 336 Highway 179, Sedona, 928.282.4838. www.tlaq.com TOMBSTONE This Old West town is the site of the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Ideal stop en route to Bisbee. From Phoenix: Interstate 10 east to Highway 80 east, approximately three hours. www.tombstonechamber.com

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ARIZONA OUTBACK ADVENTURES (A.O.A.) A variety of hour-long, day-long and weeks-long guided hiking tours, backpacking trips, mountain-bike and road-bike tours, rafting and stand-up paddleboard adventures. Bike rentals (non-tour related) are available here. 17465 N. 93rd St., Scottsdale, 480.945.2881. www.aoa-adventures.com ARIZONA OUTDOOR FUN ADVENTURES & TOURS A top-rated adventure in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Explore the Sonoran Desert on an ATV or UTV. Guided tours, shooting range and more. 35972 S. Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City, 602.400.2445. www.arizonaoutdoorfun.com DOLLY STEAMBOAT Double-decker sternwheeler offering narrated nature and catered dinner cruises. Canyon Lake Marina, Highway 88 northeast of Apache Junction, Tonto National Park, 480.827.9144. www.dollysteamboat.com DON DONNELLY HORSEBACK VACATIONS & STABLES Horse and hay rides, Western entertainment and real cowboy guides. 15371 E. Ojo Road, Gold Canyon, 480.982.7822. www.dondonnellyd-spur.com HOT AIR EXPEDITIONS Hot air balloon flights over the unfettered desert. 480.502.6999 or 800.831.7610. www.hotairexpeditions.com

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MAVERICK HELICOPTER TOURS Flights explore such parts of the Grand Canyon as the Dragon Corridor, Eastern Canyon, North Rim and the Colorado River. 888.261.4414. www.maverickhelicopter.com PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES Electric bike rentals and sales, plus organized tours. Pedal (or turn the throttle) to navigate. 6945 E. Fifth Ave., 480.994.4447. www.pedegoscottsdale.com PINK JEEP Pink Jeeps hit the red dirt for backroads sightseeing in Sedona. Plus luxury van tours to the Grand Canyon (when available). 855.298.3070. www.pinkjeeptours.com

ROYAL EGYPT TOUR WITH DR. ZAHI HAWASS Discover the secrets of Egypt with a tour company unlike any other. Visit the Land of the Pharaohs with the world’s most famous archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass, who has held the keys to all Egyptian antiquities for more than 20 years. Meet distinguished guests including Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Egypt’s Head of Antiquities, and former First Lady Mrs. Jehan Sadat, in the residence of Egypt’s late president Anwar Sadat. “No one can tour Egypt like this. Except for you—when you come and join me,” says Dr. Hawass. 917.719.1974. www.royalegypt.com SCOTTSDALE SEGWAY TOURS Segway personal transportation rentals and guided smallgroup city tours. 855.734.8687. www.scottsdale segwaytours. com SEDONA AIR TOURS Tour Sedona or the Grand Canyon by helicopter or fixedwing aircraft. 1225 Airport Road, Sedona, 928.204.5939. www.sedonaairtours.com

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RAINBOW RYDERS Daily hot air balloon flights above Phoenix and Scottsdale. 480.299.0154 or 800.725.2477. www.rainbowryders.com


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